Scholarships are provided to individuals, usually Latino or persons of color, who were unsuccessful in obtaining assistance through mainstream organizations, government programs and other sources. To date scholarship assistance have helped one single mother finish her degree in accounting at San Jose State University (a six year effort for a part time student-mother who had several part time jobs). This individual now is purchasing her own home and has purchased and is successfully operating a business. Since she is fluent in both English and Spanish languages, many of her clients are Spanish language dependent. Also, during the IRS tax filing season ending on April 15th each year she trains and employs others to assist her clients.
Fiscal agent (comptroller) services: At least once a year a community based organization requests and is provided assistance through services provided as their comptroller or fiscal agent. Usually these cbo's are in the process of establishing their own non-profit status while being assisted.